March 2018: Head Start Program, located on Neptune Ave, Brooklyn
As a class, we participated in the Head Start Program, by promoting healthy nutritional habits and appropriate brushing techniques according our audience.
Collaboratively in a group we prepared and presented a PowerPoint presentation designed to educate teenagers on topics they may encounter during this phase in their lives. The presentation included all of the following: bulimia, herpes, caring for braces, prevention of sports trauma with the use of mouth guards, nutritional habits and proper brushing and flossing techniques.
As a class we participated in the promotion of oral health. We educated groups of kids on proper nutritional habits and the prevention of oral cavities. Also performed dental screenings and applied fluoride varnish for children. We recorded our assessment findings on a paper and was given to children to show it to parents. A referral to the dentist was also given if child was high risk for caries, if any pathology was observed or if child was a candidate for orthodontic treatment.
During this experience at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, I was able to participate with other volunteers to increase children’s oral health initiatives. We provided homecare, demonstrated proper brushing techniques and participated in different games and activities to promote oral health. Also participated in dental screenings to grade school children and provided them with referrals if it was required.
March 2017: New York College of Technology